Monday 31 August 2015

Royal Scotsman workings including 47802, 19th - 23rd August 2015

47804 leads at Inverkeithing on the 19th with 'Highland Journey' 1H89 13:43 Edinburgh - Boat of Garten,
99960 Dining Car No. 2 as rebuilt in 2013 from Pullman Kitchen First 321 Swift.
99963 State Car No. 3 as rebuilt in 1990 from Pullman Parlour First 331 Topaz.
99968 State Car No. 5 as rebuilt in 1997 from Mk3a SLEP 10541, now 100mph rated, as is the whole Royal Scotsman set.
A private charter of the set took it to London on 21st, leaving from Victoria on 22nd for a night stop in Newcastle. Working into Scotland on Sunday 23rd, 1Z57 08:44 Newcastle - Kingussie, the train worked in the down direction via the Fife Coast, as it did on regular schedules until 2009. 47804 again leads, passing Aberdour.
Shiny 47802 was on the rear, believed to be on only its second outing for West Coast.